nazbion (165) - Tübingen, GERMANY - NOV 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours cloudy amber with frothy persistent beige head. Aroma of citrus, caramel, earthy notes, a bit floral. Taste is light sweet, citric, malty. Soft carbonation, smooth mouthfeel. Interesting brew.
gnoff (9190) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle at the restaurant "Chophouse" in Sydney, on October 14, 2015.
Clear brown color, off-white to tan head. Malty, light toasted, earthy hoppy scent. Herbal, floral, hoppy taste. Bitter aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Feels fairly dry and attenuated.
EXE (2) - Nelson, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 22, 2015 does not count
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lingering head. Beautiful clear amber, typical of an ESB. A bit too hoppy for this style.
digopossobon (358) - MACAE, BRAZIL - AUG 19, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: golden, white foam,
T: medium bitterness, citrus, good spiceness
P: medium body, long finish, bitter,
O: Very balanced beer. The spice is the best thing about it.
Carlowxxx (134) - Carlow, IRELAND - AUG 8, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
good reddish thick appearance, nice level of fizz
, taste is little bit lacking but it is well balanced ,
kind of like a full bodied ale with hint of citrus notes , finish is quite clean but with a little bit of roasty notes.
TedE (642) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml bottle into tulip glass. Subdued sweet malt nose, pepper and hops in the background. Caramel sauce appearance with thin film of suds. Effervescent in the mouth, immediate hop hit. Finish is dry citric acid intensity and long. Really good beer but too bitter for a bitter (if you know what I mean).
weordie (486) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2015
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a murky reddy orange with a large off white head. Aroma of bread and rubbing alcohol. Nice texture to the beer, malt flavour with not a lot else before a minimal bitter finish. It’s ok but I’m not writing home about it.
Edit: As the bottle progressed it got better and the malty taste got better. Taste rating upped from 5 to 7 and overall upped from 10 to 12
R4N5H (463) - SINGAPORE - JUL 5, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Beerfest Asia, Singapore on 25/06/15. 50cl corked bottle, shared. Hazy amber colour with a small white head which quickly dissipates. Sweet aroma of malt,, wheat and banana. Lightly hopped, flavour of malt, fruit. Slightly bittersweet aftertaste, with wine notes, a tad ordinary. Not really an English IPA in my book.
rondphoto (3173) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUN 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Cloudy dark amber color, beige head cover, curtain of lace. Aroma of malt. Taste is edgy malt that adds clear, but hardly overpowering, hops on the swallow, both malt and hops gently moving to a medium finish. Not strong at all, but balanced, interesting, and enjoyable. Recommended.
heyden (123) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 22, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this one on tap a while ago: loved it. Trying in bottle now and I feel it hasn’t reached the same heights. Spicy fruity nose with some malt backing. Deep orange hazy body, good lacing and head retention. Taste is malty, a little bit metallic and with a good hint of bitterness. Definitely truer to an english ale style than an APA or IPA; but with the uniqueness of NZ hops. Nice creamy mouthfeel. Medium length bitter aftertaste